Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Things I Love As Much as Books (12)

So, I think it's a given that I love to read. Don't we all?
The thing is, though, there are a TON of other things in my life that I love just as much as reading. Sure, most of these things aren't as constant as reading, but they count just as much in my life when I'm loving them.
SO, I decided to start this weekly feature in which I write a short post about something in my life that I am loving just as much as reading!

So, this week I have a fairly odd love about which I want to write.
It's odd for many reasons, one of which being that it's a food that's not even on my top ten list of favorite foods.
And yet, I ADORE it.
And for a food that's not up in my favorites, I sure do spend a lot of time thinking about it and salivating over it. And eating it, of course.

What is this mystery food, you wonder?


TEMPEH!


This stuff is delicious. And plus, it's super healthy and super versatile. It's a complete protein, which is fabulous for vegans like me (mostly when it comes to answering the question "Where do you get your protein?"), it's high in fiber, magnesium (keep your heart healthy and keep those good enzymes working), riboflavin (which theoretically helps to detoxify the liver), it helps maintain good cholesterol, and it can help stabilize your blood sugar.

Really, though, it's just delicious. It's got the perfect texture, and mixed with a little curry, lime, and coconut milk, it is absolutely divine. It's got it's own wonderful flavor, but it also picks up the flavors of foods super easily (kinda like tofu), so it's really the perfect food to cook with.

Not convinced? Try some for yourself.
I know I had my tempeh for dinner tonight!

6 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

No idea what that is, I better to look at that recipe

....Petty Witter said...

Good luck Blodeeuedd, after looking at the recipes I'm still none the wiser. Looking at the picture my first thought was oh honey but vegans don't eat honey (right?). Is it some kind of substitute like quorn? It being so versatile I think it must be.

Simcha said...

I had tempeh once that I can't remember what I thought about it at the time. But if it's as good as books I better give it another try ;)
I plan on doing this meme tomorrow. Can't wait!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Fascinating. While I'm not a vegan or vegetarian, I do often enjoy vegan and vegetarian items. I would love to try this.

Cleverly Inked said...

No offense to those who are vegan, But I would rather eat beef. That sounds interesting. It also looks like it would have a good texture

♫♥LovLivLife Reviews♥♫ said...

WhOooO, I will have to find where I can get this locally in Hawaii. If it's common among Vegans I might just try the local Health food stores. You had me at coconut milk- which I love!!!!
I love all the food that may not look to nice. I hate to cook so the recipe would do me no good. LOL!!!

... I'm with everyone else- I'm not a vegan but i do love to diversify my intake.

=) Thank you for sharing. I will be on the hunt now for it.

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